Moral Philosophy

lfilo1140  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Moral Philosophy
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
45.0 h
Depré Olivier;
Main themes
The course introduces several main themes of moral philosophy by linking them to the history of philosophy. The historical dimension is equally as important as the systematic dimension.

Freedom, will, responsibility; eudemonism, deontic morality, utilitarianism; applied ethics, environmental ethics and animal ethics.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 By the end of this course, students will be able to adopt a critical (i.e. personal, informed and well-argued) approach to the great moral questions relating to the meaning of happiness, the notion of duty, the concept of value, etc. and to demonstrate their legitimacy and relevance for people and the world today. To do this, they must be able to understand the relevant conceptual and historical dimensions in order to assess the moral issues in any philosophical question and make use of them in a logical and considered way.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Philosophy

Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Certificat d'université en éthique économique et sociale

Certificat universitaire en philosophie (fondements)

Minor in Philosophy